Our Hayden House Emergency Residence carries on the legacy of CMCS’s original facility for abused or neglected children in Westchester County. Each year Hayden House provides around-the-clock emergency intervention to approximately 40 children in crisis between the ages of 8 and 18. Once at Hayden House, children receive temporary care until suitable and safe living arrangements are made.
Call (914) 762-5302, ext. 225 or email JFedele@cmcs.org to find out more about Hayden House Emergency Residence and School.
During this time each child receives a total diagnostic evaluation and a comprehensive care plan so they can begin to put their lives back together. During the past 20 years, more than 2,250 of Westchester’s most severely abused children began the road to recovery at Hayden House. These children arrive both during the day and night, usually with just the clothes on their backs.
The Cardinal McCloskey School is licensed by the New York State Department of Education and is recognized as one of very few residential schools of its kind in Westchester County. It is located at Hayden House and serves grades 4 through 12 with a secular education following the NYS mandated Regents curriculum. Children are required to take and pass all standardized tests following the NYS Department of Education testing schedule. Three teachers with multiple state education certifications teach the students all of the required courses in addition to art, music, gym and health.
We have continued to provide students with academic support, personalized intervention and remedial education through ASPIRE, our after-school program that uses computers to help the children catch up academically. We have been blessed to witness many of our children passing the Regents exams and advancing several reading grade levels in mere months. These achievements demonstrate their remarkable resilience. Our WRAP (Wellness, Recreation and Play) Program allows our children to participate in different activities that introduce them to a healthy lifestyle in a fun and safe manner. The children are exposed to healthy recreational experiences that may be routine in the lives of others, but are new for these children. To help achieve this goal we added an exercise room at Hayden House. In addition to the exercise room, all of the kids have the opportunity to participate in karate, gymnastics and dance lessons throughout the year.